Yes, you read that title right. I’m obsessed with a common weed that’s often confused with Queen Anne’s lace. Its lacy flower and fern-type leaves have stolen my heart and apparently I’m not alone. Cow parsley made several appearances in gardens at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, too.
The garden isn’t the only place you’ll find my beloved cow parsley. The frothy flower is spreading itself onto the home decor scene. I’ve seen this wallpaper used in many rooms recently. It looks fabulous in this gorgeous bedroom!
Here, it’s used in a creamy shade in the bathroom of an historic home.
Cow parsley is making its way onto rugs, too. The flower provides a soft and feminine pattern for home decor.
This past weekend I was running along my favorite trail and a sea of cow parsley bordered miles of the trail. I wish I’d had my camera with me. I’ll have to go back and capture some images.
Look carefully at this next image. The doors have a faint shadow of the beautiful plant. What a clever use of paint to create soft, visual interest.
Cow parsley makes a great addition to a wildflower arrangement. It’s similar to using baby’s breath in a bouquet. It lends airy appeal.
Don’t be surprised if you start seeing cow parsley used in flower arrangements around my house – like this grouping of roadside wildflowers from a few years ago.
What kind of wildflowers do you have a passion for?